Military and Veterans Service Alliance
of the Lowcountry South

The Military and Veterans Service Alliance (MAVSA) of the Lowcountry exists to provide a single source of information that a military service person, veteran, retiree, or family member thereof can use to access information and assistance resolving problems relating to health, both physical and mental, housing, food, clothing, transportation, education, etc.  The alliance also provides a source of information that veterans can use to connect with other veterans in the various organizations that exist throughout the Lowcountry.

The population (as of July 2016) of Beaufort County, South Carolina, is approximately 183,000.  Of that number there are approximately 20,000 veterans, 6,500 active duty service people, and 5,400 Marine recruits.  Of the 20,000 veterans, there is a significant number of military retirees.  There are currently 8,200 veterans between the ages of 65 and 84 living in Beaufort County.  The aging population of those veterans, particularly south of the Broad River, creates an increasing need for community services.  MAVSA endeavors to meet that need.

For comments or suggestions regarding this website, contact the Webmaster or Call 855-355-1200 
Your Link For Veteran Services is a network providing improved coordination and care to veterans in nine South Carolina coastal counties including: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton, Beaufort, Georgetown, Jasper, Hampton and Horry counties.  SC Serves links to more than 60 federal, state, local government and nonprofit veteran service providers supporting veterans and their families in the Lowcountry area.  Use link to access SCServes home page or call 855-355-1200.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 11:00am
AMVETS Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal, SC 29935

All meetings are open to active-duty military members, veterans, and military families; social service, faith-based, and governmental bodies that strive to serve these populations; as well as the general public. 
Please RSVP to the MAVSA Facilitator at 
Please note - this is a *date change* from the previously announced date of April 23rd.

We request that all partner organizations complete the MAVSA Partnership Agreement by April 30, 2019. EC members will be calling all current partners to share updated information and the partnership agreement in advance of the April meeting. The April 30th Partnership Meeting will include a facilitated discussion of unmet military, veteran and family needs in Beaufort County and conduct a facilitated discussion of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Please plan on attending and sharing your organization’s unique insights about how our community can better serve and meet the needs!


April 1, 2019 Update - The MAVSA Executive Committee (EC) welcomes the following new members: Connie Hipp, Secretary/Treasurer; Michael Weiss, At-Large Member; Donnie Beer, At-Large Member; and Angela Barnard, At-Large Member. Their pictures and contact information are posted on the “Who We Are/Executive Committee” tab. The MAVSA EC recently approved the Guiding Principles which you will also find posted on the “Who We Are” page; as well as updated mission and vision statements which better reflect the MAVSA work as a collaborative organization.

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